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I am Pieter Levels, the founder of Nomad List, the biggest crowdsourced city database and digital nomads social network. I also founded Remote OK, the biggest remote jobs board in the world.

After I was quickly going broke in 2014, I started building “12 startups in 12 months” which got a lot of attention and forced me to ship a new app every month.

Most of those apps didn’t become successful, but some did: Nomad List became a real startup with millions of monthly users, multiple acquisition offers, $15,000 to $25,000/month revenue in membership fees, while having a real cultural impact of getting tens of thousands of people to travel and work remotely.

Remote OK started as a basic jobs board for remote workers, and grew out to now be the highest traffic generating remote careers platform with about $10,000 to $20,000/month revenue in job posts.

I am also Product Hunt’s Maker of the Year 2015 and 2017, winner of Product Hunt’s Side Project of the Year 2017, currently the #4 most upvoted Product Hunt maker, got my apps multiple times to #1 on Hacker News and I was on the frontpage of Reddit twice (with Nomad List and Hoodmaps).

I don’t have the keys to success, so I can only tell you what worked for me. A few principles I hold is that I don’t take external funding, I do everything myself, I mostly don’t really hire, I automate a lot which means I have lots of robots working for me 24/7, I like transparency and I hate business bullshit. That means I share my revenue, share the problems I have and the successes when things do work. This presentation is pretty much that!

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Disrupt Magazine Tony Delgado is a Puerto Rican American software developer, businessman and activist. He has been the host of Disrupt Podcast where he interviews some major players in tech industry who are making waves around world with their innovative ideas to change the world. Inside the Disrupt Podcast is where you'll find inspiring guests who are making big impacts within tech industries as well! Tony has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs on social media, and helped businesses sell hundreds of millions of dollars online. Tony Delgado is not just a social media influencer, he's also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. His work in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria made him realize how important it was for young people on the island to have access to affordable education and internet. Tony hosts regular seminars & workshops throughout the island of Puerto Rico.

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